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JSN
03-31-2004, 11:22 AM
I know this is super-newb territory, but I just started working on my computer myself. I searched and I couldn't find anything on the subject, what do I need to know about static electricity?

Darthtanion
03-31-2004, 12:33 PM
That if it discharges on one of your peripherals it can short out the circuitry. Though some technicians live by the grounding strap, I have found that if you touch the side of the case before entering it with your hands (grounding yourself out and discharging any static electricity), you'll be fine to work with the components without problems.

JSN
03-31-2004, 12:55 PM
that's it, touch the side? anyway this wouldnt work?

gar187er
03-31-2004, 01:48 PM
now, thats it, that simple...makes sure you touch the metal frame....i am usually sure not to wear any socks while working on my computer as well, since they kick up alot on carpeting.....